How the public sector has changed since 2017

The PSC has released annual workforce data. Some key extracts:

  • Average salary up from $75,400 in 2017 to $87,600 – a 16.2% increase
  • Median salary up from $64,300 to $76,600 – a 19.1% increase
  • The number of staff earning over $100,000 gone from 15,055 in 2020 to 18,301 in 2021
  • Public service FTEs up from 47,252 to 61,097 – a 29.3% increase
  • Public service staff up from 48,871 to 62,853 – a 28.6% increase
  • Core crown personnel costs gone from $6.9 billion in 2017 to $9.4 billion in 2020, a 36% increase
  • Public sector salary costs gone from $3.6 billion in 2017 to $5.3 billion in 2020, a 50% increase
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